Breaking News: Sunday's Super Late Model Tire Rule will be 30 or 40 on RR, other three corners 20, 30 or 40 .
NEXT SUNDAY Night May 29th the Gary Cook Jr Memorial featuring the Zane Automotive Service UMP Modifieds running for $2064 to Win and $125 to start. Also on hand will be the UMP Super Late Models running for $1500 to Win and $150 to start, the Perkins Seed House UMP Pro Late Models for $500 to Win and the USAC/IMRA Speed 2 Midgets sponsored by NuTech Seed running for $500 to Win and $80 to start.
Modifieds and Supers will be only classes to TT. Midgets and Pro Lates draw for ...starting spot. All classes top 6 to 8 will redraw at intermission for feature spot
All classes will be on transponders. $10 rental plus driver's license, $15 for pouch or $250 to purchase Transponder, Charger and Pouch.
We have two $25 gas cards to give away along with merchandise from Hoosier and a few other prizes.
After a mix up on the boys bike last Saturday we will be doing the 20" bike give away again on Sunday. So boys 7 and up make sure to sign up.
Cooler size is 10x14x12 Tall (NO EXCEPTIONS) $5 everytime through the gate. (NO FOOD OR GLASS)
NO Large Purses and NO BACKPACKS ALLOWED
Everything is subject to search
Pit Gate opens at 12
Driver's Draw Starts at 3 and ENDS at 5:30
Driver's meeting 5:45
Hot Laps 6
Grandstands open at 5
Modified and Super L/M TT around 6:20
Racing to start around 7
General Admission $20
Kids 10 and Under are $5
All Pit Passes $35
New policy on Rain out, as long as you have your armband or ticket stub you may use it at any racing event in 2016 at Spoon plus any extra cost over the purchase price of that ticket or armband. This doesn't include coolers. Transponders must be turned back in night of race.
This is one race you won't want to miss, so make your plans now for Sunday Night May 29th to see some of the Best Driver's on Dirt do Battle on the High Banks of the Spoon!!
Kelly Kovski, Ray Bollinger and Allen Weisser certainly didn’t get together before the race and make plans to put on a show, but they sure did once the green flag flew on the Zane’s Auto Service UMP Modified Feature Race Saturday night at Spoon River Speedway.
Racing for $1,000 to win the 5th Annual Randy Test Memorial Modified Feature, named for the longtime Spoon River Speedway modified car builder and owner, the three Modified Hot Shoes used every inch of the high banked super smooth oval to thrill the nice crowd in attendance under a full moon on a picture-perfect spring evening.
Bollinger held the lead throughout the first 17 laps, maybe not so much in dominating style, but certainly in a way that everyone involved knew would be hard to top. A caution came out as the leaders were working through lapped traffic, allowing Kovski and Weisser to draw back on the tail of Bollinger with a clean track ahead of them for the restart.
Weisser flew around the outside of Bollinger coming out of turn two shortly after that restart, and the talented youngster took his turn in the lead spot. After using the high side to pass, Weisser quickly dropped his racing line in the next couple of laps to protect the lead and undoubtedly to check the capability of the bottom groove, but he quickly moved back up.
Mother Nature’s version of putting water on the track caused a short delay in the Saturday night program at Spoon River Speedway, but after the shower passed and the racing resumed, driver’s were left with a perfect track for feature racing.
The delay came in the Pro Late Model heat, with just one more heat to follow before intermission. Promoter and track prep guru Brad Denney had closely monitored the weather radar all day, and knew what he wanted to do should the shower hit the speedway. When it did, midway through that heat race, Denney sent the Pro Late Models off the track and immediately jumped in his tractor to start “wprking” the track as the shower subsided.
After a few minutes of track prep, Denney announced over the crew radios to have the Pro Late Models return to the track and finish their heat, and the rest of the night went off as planned with the usual smooth, multi-groove racing surface for driver’s to battle on.